A few months ago, No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal told us almost an album’s worth of songs had already been written for his band’s long-awaited new record, their first since 2001’s Rock Steady. Now we hear basic tracks are done and album art is coming together. The only thing left on the to-do list? Vocals by Gwen Stefani, who, between touring the world and being mom to 17-month-old Kingston, has yet to add her signature touch. The band’s label would not comment on the album’s progress or whether it would see a 2008 release.